2016 Championship League

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Championship League
Tournament information
Dates 4 January–3 March 2016
Venue Crondon Park Golf Club
City Stock
Country England
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £179,200
Winner's share £10,000
Highest break Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (147)
Final
Champion England Judd Trump
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 3–2
2015
2017

The 2016 Championship League was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that was played from 4 January to 3 March 2016 at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Stock, England.[1]

Stuart Bingham was the defending champion, but he was eliminated at the league stage of group seven. Judd Trump clinched his third Championship League title after a 3–2 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final. Mark Williams took the largest share of the prize money thanks to a lucrative campaign through 4 groups before qualifying for the winners' group.

Fergal O'Brien made the 118th official maximum break during his league stage match against Mark Davis in group six. This was O'Brien's first official 147 break and the fourth in the 2015/2016 season. O'Brien also became the oldest player to make an official 147, at the age of 43.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below. [3] The maximum possible prize money, if the full five frames are played in each game, is £205,000.

  • Tournament total: £179,200

Group one[edit]

Group one was played on 4 and 5 January 2016. Ronnie O'Sullivan was the first player to qualify for the winners group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (Q) 6 6 0 18 8 +10 Qualification to Group 1 play-off
2 Wales Mark Williams (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4
3 England Robert Milkins (Q) 6 3 3 13 14 −1
4 England Ricky Walden (Q) 6 3 3 11 13 −2
5 England Barry Hawkins (A) 6 2 4 12 14 −2 Advances into Group 2
6 Scotland John Higgins (E) 6 2 4 9 15 −6 Eliminated from the competition
7 Wales Ryan Day (E) 6 1 5 12 15 −3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden0
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
England Robert Milkins0
 
Wales Mark Williams1
 
 
England Robert Milkins3
 

Group two[edit]

Group two was played on 6 and 7 January 2016. The group was won by Judd Trump.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 England Mark Selby (Q) 6 6 0 18 6 +12 Qualification to Group 2 play-off
2 Wales Mark Williams (Q) 6 3 3 15 12 +3
3 England Joe Perry (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
4 England Judd Trump (Q) 6 3 3 12 12 0
5 England Ricky Walden (A) 6 3 3 10 12 −2 Advances into Group 3
6 England Barry Hawkins (E) 6 2 4 8 14 −6 Eliminated from the competition
7 England Robert Milkins (E) 6 1 5 9 16 −7
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby0
 
 
 
England Judd Trump3
 
England Judd Trump3
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams1
 
Wales Mark Williams3
 
 
England Joe Perry0
 

Group three[edit]

Group three was played on 25 and 26 January 2016. The group was won by Stephen Maguire.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Scotland Stephen Maguire (Q) 6 5 1 17 10 +7 Qualification to Group 3 play-off
2 England Mark Selby (Q) 6 4 2 15 8 +7
3 Wales Michael White (Q) 6 4 2 14 10 +4
4 England Ricky Walden (Q) 6 3 3 11 13 −2
5 Wales Mark Williams (A) 6 2 4 12 15 −3 Advances into Group 4
6 England Joe Perry (E) 6 2 4 10 14 −4 Eliminated from the competition
7 Hong Kong Marco Fu (E) 6 1 5 6 15 −9
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
England Ricky Walden0
 
Scotland Stephen Maguire3
 
 
 
England Mark Selby2
 
England Mark Selby3
 
 
Wales Michael White0
 

Group four[edit]

Group four was played on 27 and 28 January 2016. The group was won by Mark Williams.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 Wales Mark Williams (Q) 6 5 1 17 9 +8 Qualification to Group 4 play-off
2 England Mark Selby (Q) 6 4 2 16 9 +7
3 Australia Neil Robertson (Q) 6 4 2 15 10 +5
4 Scotland Graeme Dott (Q) 6 3 3 11 15 −4
5 England Ricky Walden (A) 6 2 4 11 13 −2 Advances into Group 5
6 Wales Michael White (E) 6 2 4 9 14 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7 England Ben Woollaston (E) 6 1 5 6 15 −9
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
Wales Mark Williams3
 
 
 
Scotland Graeme Dott2
 
Wales Mark Williams3
 
 
 
England Mark Selby0
 
England Mark Selby3
 
 
Australia Neil Robertson1
 

Group five[edit]

Group five was played on 22 and 23 February 2016. Neil Robertson withdrew and was replaced by Michael Holt. The group was won by Mark Selby.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 England Mark Selby (Q) 6 5 1 16 6 +10 Qualification to Group 5 play-off
2 England Kyren Wilson (Q) 6 4 2 14 9 +5
3 England Mark Davis (Q) 6 4 2 13 11 +2
4 England Michael Holt (Q) 6 3 3 11 13 −2
5 Scotland Graeme Dott (A) 6 3 3 10 13 −3 Advances into Group 6
6 England David Gilbert (E) 6 1 5 10 15 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7 England Ricky Walden (E) 6 1 5 8 15 −7
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
England Mark Selby3
 
 
 
England Michael Holt0
 
England Mark Selby3
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson1
 
England Kyren Wilson3
 
 
England Mark Davis2
 

Group six[edit]

Group six was played on 24 and 25 February 2016. Graeme Dott withdrew and was replaced by Dominic Dale. The group was won by Ali Carter.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 England Ali Carter (Q) 6 5 1 17 7 +10 Qualification to Group 6 play-off
2 Wales Dominic Dale (Q) 6 4 2 15 11 +4
3 England Michael Holt (Q) 6 3 3 14 14 0
4 England Mark Davis (Q) 6 3 3 13 13 0
5 England Kyren Wilson (A) 6 2 4 12 15 −3 Advances into Group 7
6 England Martin Gould (E) 6 2 4 11 16 −5 Eliminated from the competition
7 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien (E) 6 2 4 10 16 −6
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
England Mark Davis0
 
England Ali Carter3
 
 
 
Wales Dominic Dale1
 
Wales Dominic Dale3
 
 
England Michael Holt0
 

Group seven[edit]

Group seven was played on 29 February and 1 March 2016. Matthew Selt won the group to take the final spot in the winners' group.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 China Liang Wenbo (Q) 6 5 1 15 8 +7 Qualification to Group 7 play-off
2 England Mark Davis (Q) 6 4 2 14 10 +4
3 England Matthew Selt (Q) 6 4 2 14 11 +3
4 England Kyren Wilson (Q) 6 3 3 13 11 +2
5 England Stuart Bingham (E) 6 3 3 12 13 −1 Eliminated from the competition
6 Wales Dominic Dale (E) 6 2 4 9 14 −5
7 England Michael Holt (E) 6 0 6 8 18 −10
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
China Liang Wenbo3
 
 
 
England Kyren Wilson2
 
China Liang Wenbo2
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt 3
 
England Mark Davis1
 
 
England Matthew Selt3
 

Winners' group[edit]

The winners' group was played on 2 and 3 March 2016. Judd Trump beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 3–2 in the final to take the third Championship League title in his career.

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L FF FA FD
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (Q) 6 5 1 15 11 +4 Qualification to the Winners' group play-off
2 Wales Mark Williams (Q) 6 4 2 12 8 +4
3 England Judd Trump (Q) 6 3 3 13 11 +2
4 England Matthew Selt (Q) 6 3 3 12 12 0
5 England Ali Carter (E) 6 3 3 12 13 −1 Eliminated from the competition
6 England Mark Selby (E) 6 2 4 11 14 −3
7 Scotland Stephen Maguire (E) 6 1 5 11 17 −6
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Play-offs[edit]

 
Semi Finals
Best of 5 frames
Final
Best of 5 frames
 
      
 
 
 
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan3
 
 
 
England Matthew Selt0
 
England Ronnie O'Sullivan2
 
 
 
England Judd Trump3
 
Wales Mark Williams2
 
 
England Judd Trump3
 

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 96

Bold: highest break in the indicated group.

Winnings[edit]

No. Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 W TOTAL
1 Wales Mark Williams 2800 5200 1200 6500 6000 21700
2 England Mark Selby 2800 5000 4500 6900 2200 21400
3 England Judd Trump 6000 14400 20400
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6600 9500 16100
5 England Matthew Selt 6200 6400 12600
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 7000 2200 9200
7 England Ali Carter 6500 2400 8900
8 England Kyren Wilson 4600 1200 2900 8700
9 England Mark Davis 2900 2300 2700 7900
10 England Ricky Walden 2600 1000 2100 1100 800 7600
11 Wales Dominic Dale 4700 900 5600
12 England Michael Holt 2100 2400 800 5300
13 England Robert Milkins 4200 900 5100
14 China Liang Wenbo 5000 5000
15 Scotland Graeme Dott 2700 1000 3700
16 Australia Neil Robertson 3300 3300
= Wales Michael White 2400 900 3300
= England Joe Perry 2300 1000 3300
19 England Barry Hawkins 1200 800 2000
20 England Stuart Bingham 1700 1700
21 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1500 1500
22 Wales Ryan Day 1200 1200
23 England Martin Gould 1100 1100
24 England David Gilbert 1000 1000
25 Scotland John Higgins 900 900
26 Hong Kong Marco Fu 600 600
= England Ben Woollaston 600 600

Green: won the group. Bold: highest break in the group. All prize money in GBP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/full-calendar/
  2. ^ "O'Brien Joins 147 Club". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 25 February 2016. Archived from the original on 25 February 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.championshipleaguesnooker.co.uk/prize-fund/

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